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Lala1980 Mon 21-Nov-16 09:51:58

How do you facilitate contact as kids get older (they do not live locally)? With 3 DSCS all doing different activities, all having social lives and living 2 hrs away how do we make sure we maintain our relationship with them? Contact was EOW but looking to the future.

Lala1980 Tue 22-Nov-16 20:34:54

Any advice guys?

crusoe16 Wed 23-Nov-16 05:49:50

It depends on the age of the children but if they're >10 yrs or so, I guess in those circs the obvious answer is email / FaceTime / social media / telephone calls and if you can afford it, holidays when you get a solid week together every so often. I boarded in a different country to where my parents were living from the age of 12, before the age of iPads and mobiles. I saw them in the holidays but otherwise it was phone calls and letters. I sound ancient but actually I'm only 38 and it doesn't seem that long ago! I'm not suggesting it's an ideal situation but I did manage to 'maintain a relationship' with my family that way.

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